New BBC drama, Mayday, to be screened over five days!

The BBC has today confirmed that a new 5-part drama, Mayday, will be shown over the span of one week.

Mayday is due to be screened on Sunday the 3rd of March and play each day for five days, much like the BBC drama, True Love, which starred David Tennant and BIllie Piper.


True Love followed the stories of Tennant’s character, a man whose world is turned upside down when his first-love turns up whilst Billie Piper played a school teacher who begins an illicit affair with one of her female students.

Billie Piper in True Love

Billie Piper in True Love

The five-part series, Mayday which stars Sophie Okonedo and Game Of Thrones star Aiden Gillen, follows the story of a close community as they come together to find a missing teenager.

Okonedo revealed her delight at the shows one week schedule, telling the Metro newspaper: “‘I think it will suit the piece enormously. It has a lot of twists and turns and things are not always as they seem.

“The reality is often heightened with a cliffhanger at the end of every episode,

“It’s great, because in this quaint village suddenly the facade comes down and the monsters are shown. I think it could be really exciting.”

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo

Mayday has already triggered comparisons to the Scandinavian series, The Killing which was set in a fictional Copenhagen police department and revolved around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (played by Sofie Gråbøl) and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode covering twenty-four hours of the investigation.

Mayday can be seen on Sunday March 3rd, and every night after for five days.

Watch some behind the scenes footage from Mayday in the clip below:

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